DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere · Allen Mowery am, 21 November Taken from a video I recently created. View it here: Get great results.

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It will cost you a bowl of take-away noodle, a few cents for the tissue paper or tracing paper, and some scotch tapes to tidy up the edges. Very good and appears simple enough, thank you. DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilization system. Here is the simple procedure: Size this to be approximately 2 times the width of your flash.

My post is really just one approach… but it works very well for flash photography. In the bottom image, we are getting too much light directly diffused off the flash towards our subject, and losing the great texture and depth of shadow that the first shot captures so well.

The differences between these 2 shots are very subtle, but come down to using the right combination of the light bouncing off the ceiling and the light coming out the face of the diffuser. John Aldred is based in Scotland and photographs animals in the studio and people in the wild. In fact, as it turns out Google knows all about people like me who have tried to come up with their own diffuser design.

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Literally, every shot they shoot blasts light in all directions and if I’m next to that photog, it’s very, very annoying. Rotating the flash head before attaching allows you to quickly adjust the head, along with the DIY Lighstphere, for vertically-oriented shots.

Now for an example that uses the above effect for better results than a typical bounce flash:. Edited by Melindros member 7 years ago. If you’re looking for a high-quality camera, you don’t need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. Started Jun 24, Discussions. Udi Tirosh is the Founder and Editor in Chief of DIYPhotography, he is also a photographer, a relentless entrepreneur, a prolific inventor and a dad, not necessarily in that order.


I wish that you change the title of the thread to something like ” DIY Flash Diffuser” I think Gary deserves every cent he receives for his products for intellectual property alone, It seems alot of people are trying to copy his success Overview Discussions Photos Members Map. Do you want light to be stronger on one part of your subject and weaker on another?

For me, the results were unexpectedly good in some instances, but unexpectedly bad in others. Do you want to bounce a blue light off a red object to make it look purple? There are 2 sides to this drawer liner — a very smooth side and a very bumpy side. Cut a hole at the bottom of the plastic bowl.

Attach the other strip to the opposite end facing the opposite plane. In the second picture the highlights on fog petals especially the lily are much more pronounced. I don’t understand why I should do this? I can better results with my fun foam better because I can shoot faster since my strobe doesn’t have to work as hard since it’s only throwing light on the subject, not the entire room and it folds flat.

I actually hugely prefer the non-diffuser version of this shot. Again I don’t see the need for using GF name on a lightsphege that doesn’t remotely resemble it unless you have issues with GF or using GF name is the only way you can get people to look at your cheap creation Just bend the vinyl in half, bringing the ends with the opposing Velcro to meet and wrap around your flash head.


Anyhow, me and my group members have been trying to come up wih the equiptment and money to make a light diffuser to enhance the quality of our video.

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Its funny how very little “Gray” area there is when it comes to the Gary Fong Lightsphere. Turned down the power to better show the way it manipulates the light.

Regardless of the camera you are using and the subject of your photo, when lithtsphere have great light, you can wind up with great pictures. Like he said, the diffusers work as advertised. So, what is great light? Learning to anticipate what it will do with the light from your flash is an exercise left for the reader. Photo by – Nahum. Leave a comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

This sheet will have 2 long edges, and 2 shorter edges just as any rectangle does. That all I have to say about this lightspgere now.

And merely for this reason i also think he deserves all his money he has gotten for selling LS. I’m not unjust to Gary Fong or his marketing technique for LS. I own 2 Fong products and love them totally.

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JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. Your width can vary depending on your tastes, and it can probably be tapered for a better on-camera appearance.

So, for the purposes of explaining how the velcro works, picture the diffuser material as a sheet of paper. However, if you have poor light even the best photographer will wind up with poor pictures.

RB Bob Jones 7 years ago. Does the vinyl not add a color cast?

These 2 images illustrate how using a diffuser can be the wrong choice sometimes.